Trump to get first presidential medical exam amid questions about fitness

Remigio Civitarese
Gennaio 13, 2018

Donald Trump has his first medical exam as US president on Friday after a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny.

Next Tuesday, the White House physician who examined Trump will be answering questions during the daily briefing.

"It better go well", Trump told reporters Thursday. "Otherwise, the stock market will not be happy".

Donald Trump's White House doctor says, "The President is in excellent health".

Trump's physical exam - the first of his presidency - took place today at Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington DC, according to the Associated Press.

A routine annual affair for every USA president, Trump's medical checkup is being widely reported and has drawn media attention in view of his political opponents raising questions about his health.

"The President is in excellent health", said Jackson after he conducted the first physical exam of the 45th President of the United states.

The physical included checking the blood pressure, heart rate, weight and cholesterol levels, among other things, of the president, who is 71.

There is a long history of the White House picking and choosing what to reveal about the commander in chief's health, said Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center.

Perry said she believes presidents should be subject to a raft of tests to establish they are fit to serve.

When he was running for office, Trump released a glowing report from his personal physician in NY, who said Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

"I think it's going to go very well".

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